Student Spotlight: Heather Lanier

Student Spotlight: Heather Lanier

Photo by Ruth Arnold

Junior Heather Lanier goes into her junior year hoping to always do her best.

Story by Autumn Sehy, Sports Editor

Junior year is said to be one of the toughest. Heather Lanier describes her goals for the year and some of the things she hopes to accomplish.

How do you feel about junior year?
I’m super excited about this year, but at the same time anxious about the studies and the importance that this year has on college.

What are your goals for this year?
I guess just to learn how to be more of a leader and set an example for the younger ones around me. I want to impact people with my life this year. My general goal for whatever I do is to always strive to do the best that I possibly can. My dad always taught me that, so that’s my main goal for studies and extracurricular activities.

Are you taking mainly AP or DC classes? Why?
I am taking mainly AP classes because I want to be ready for the challenging classes ahead of me in college. AP classes will help me learn how to manage my time and gain better study habits and just get a better understanding of what I should expect in college.

What is your favorite subject? Why?
I guess math. What I like about math, or to the extent that I’ve taken it, I can prove my answer. I know when it’s right, and I know when I made a mistake. In a way, sometimes it’s like a puzzle. The pieces just fit together in a problem. Other subjects, you have to memorize facts or dates to use your creative thinking to succeed. Math is its own language, a language that I actually understand.

What extracurriculars or sports do you do?
I do band and soccer. Music has always been a big part of my life. A lot of my friends are in the band, so it’s a win-win. I get to play music and increase my abilities with every year of practice while being with my friends. Band people are probably some of the funniest people I know. I wouldn’t trade my experiences with them for anything.

Soccer was something I picked up in Red Lick when a group of girls from my school started a team. I fell in love with it at the start. There was just a rush about being on a field kicking a ball around that I can’t explain. I guess it’s just in my blood or something. Now I’m on the high school team, and I’ve really enjoyed the group as we grew into a family, a very dysfunctional family as some would say. I am proud to be a lady tiger and can’t wait for the upcoming soccer season with my girls.

What’s your favorite?
I can’t really pick one. They’re both like two opposite families. I have a passion for both. That’s like asking if I love my mom or dad more. I love one just as much as the other.

Why do you like Texas High?
It’s more of a love-hate relationship me and Texas High have. If it wasn’t for Texas High, I wouldn’t have made some of the best friends I have now that impact me to be the person that I am now. I love that Texas High has so many things to offer for students searching for their future careers and just so many outlets to use different gifts and talents. Everyone can be his or her own individual person. We really are blessed to have a school as grand as Texas High. I hate that some people take that for granted. I hate that people don’t appreciate our school and how much it has to offer us. We need to wake up and realize how much we really have.